All over the world, consumers are fond of Belgian chocolates. Their superior quality and taste is based on the skills, craftsmanship and devotion of their producers. This has inspired Belgian researchers to explore the wonders of chocolate scientifically. Over the past two decades, they have built up scientific expertise and have developed an analytical toolbox for cocoa- and chocolate-related research.
All this has resulted in 2012 in the establishment of Cacaolab bvba, a spin-off of Ghent University and a unique small-scale experimental chocolate and fillings production facility.
Combining fundamental knowledge with a strong partnership with the industry, Cacaolab aims to create innovative chocolate products and processes and to stimulate the export potential of chocolate producers.
Take your time to explore Cacaolab in the movies below.
Movie created for the Shanghai 2010 World Expo
Movie created for the Belgian television (Kanaal Z). innovations in the food sector, May 2016 (Nederlandstalig)
Movie created for the Belgian television (Kanaal Z). innovations in the food sector, May 2016 (Engelstalig)
"Can chocolate save the world?" TedXGhent talk Prof. Dr. Ir. Koen Dewettinck